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swedish_genealogy Date and times: Tuesday, October 19, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. Location: Training Center If you have Swedish ancestors and want to get a jump start on searching for them, sign up for this three-hour workshop. Jan Eurenius is coming from Sweden to present this workshop along with Kathy Meade, the U.S. representative from Genlines. The workshop will include hands-on research. Sign up online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100, for either 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.

many_languages_genealogy Date and time: Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Having difficulty reading the old German handwriting? Not sure what that word is in Polish? Bring a copy of the document and meet with a translator to solve those language mysteries. Languages will include German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Russian, Swedish and Ukrainian. Several local genealogical societies, including ethnic and military organizations, will have exhibits and information tables to visit. Drop in

money_talks Date and time: Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. Location:  Hendrickson Room Come and meet Rachel Singer Gordon, blogger and author of Point, Click and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online. She will share her strategies for finding the best online deals, prices and coupons during these trying times. She’ll also share tips on how to build a money-saving network using websites, blogs and social networks. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

 astronomy_night 2 Date and time: Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Bring the family to Astronomy Night. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac is presenting “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” He’ll highlight images of our own solar system as well as the remarkable recent discoveries of distant worlds and conclude with a discussion of the possibility of other Earths. We’ll end outside (weather and skies permitting) to see the moon, stars and other stellar treats through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. The location for this has been changed to the commuter parking lot across the street on North Vail Avenue. Drop in

DontRetire Date and time: Thursday, October 7, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Approaching retirement with a feeling of "What's next?" Meet Dick Nogaj, author of the bestselling book, Don't Retire, Get Inspired, and hear his moving account of how he and his wife turned their retirement dream to make a difference into a reality by founding Harvest for Humanity, impacting countless farm workers.  Attorney and best-selling author Scott Turow says of the book, “This is an inspiring and compelling story of how life can be renewed by good works." Book sale and signing after the program. Proceeds will benefit Harvest for Humanity. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

tom_sawyer (2) Date and time: Monday, October 11, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Get your paintbrush and join Tom and his friends as they experience one adventure after another. Presented by American Eagle Productions. For families. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

job_seeker2_blog Thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, we are once again sponsoring programs for job seekers. Sign up for these programs coming soon: The Streetwise Guide to Job Interviewing and Negotiating Friday, October 8, 1 - 3:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room Point, Click, and Earn: Online Ways to Make Money Saturday, October 9, 1 - 2:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room Dynamic Networking Tuesday, October 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m / Senior Center LinkedIn Profile Training - Intermediate Wednesday, October 13, 1 - 3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room Finding a Job After 50 Monday, October 18, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m./ Senior Center Impact Interviewing Monday, November 8, 1 - 3:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room LinkedIn Profile Training - Advanced Wednesday, November 10, 1 - 3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room Power Resumes - Why They Work Monday, November 15, 1:30 - 3 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

vote Today, October 5, is the last day to register to vote before the November 2 general election.  You can register to vote here at the Library up until 7:30 p.m. Bring two forms of identification; at least one must show your current residence address. And you must be: • A U.S. citizen • At least 18 years of age by Election Day • A resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to an election

lynda_dot_com Would you like to learn how to use Photoshop? Do you want to know more about Dreamweaver? Or maybe you want to learn about digital photography. You can do all of this and more - for free. The Library now subscribes to Lynda.com, a video tutorial site with over 53,000 tutorials providing detailed instruction for everything from Adobe and Microsoft software to digital photography and web design. You can access Lynda.com by clicking on Research, then Databases, then Databases A to Z on our web site.

marianos Date and time: Monday, October 4, 10-10:45 a.m. Location: Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway Join the fun at the next storytime sponsored by the Library at Mariano's Fresh Market. Your little one will love the story, song, activity and special treat for all who attend. Register in person at Mariano's Fresh Market's Customer Service Counter or call 847-253-5439 to register. For kids ages 3–6 with a parent. marianos2sep22

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